Old Chapel, 1 Crossland Court, Czar Street, Leeds LS11 9PR
0113 244 2773

Empowering People Through Music

We are a charity based in inner-city Leeds that uses music training to help local people improve the quality of their lives. We help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment by providing the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and to develop their musical talent.

By doing this, we also provide a basis for empowerment, confidence building and making music contacts that will become ever more useful as their abilities continue to grow towards their future.

Coronavirus notice

At Cloth Cat HQ we are following Government and Public Health advice and taking responsible steps to manage the Coronavirus situation safely and responsibly. We have implemented a range of preventative measures based on official advice.

Please keep an eye on our social media pages for advice on our external events. For our current Get Your Act Together and Man About Town groups we will communicate with you directly about what is happening. Stay safe pussycats.

Latest updates from Cloth Cat HQ

Cloth Cat launches Lottery funded project to help young people aged 11-18

We’re going to provide life changing opportunities to young people aged 11-18 from the city through our brand new Get Your Act Together scheme funded by The National Lottery.

We launched the project on Saturday, January 11 at Old Chapel Studios, Czar Street, in Holbeck where people were able to meet the team that will be delivering the activities, play an instrument in one of the rehearsal studios, record a song or try out the very latest music production software.

We’ll be running a programme of free courses on offer, including Electronic Music Production, Singing & Song Writing, Guitar, Rapping and DJing, as well as youth music mentoring where you can form a band under the guidance of our experienced music mentors.

Project co-ordinator Shelly Johnson said: “We’ve been successfully running aspects of this project for quite a few years now, whether it was youth music mentoring through Leeds City Council, workshops at Wetherby Young Offenders’ Unit or courses for adults around the city with the Workers Education Association.

“The funding from the lottery is a godsend in that we can package it all up all for young people in the area and run this project as a whole for the next three years and really let them get their teeth in to it, developing their skills and giving them a feeling of self-worth at the same time. We’ve always felt that music is the ideal way to bring people together and be inspired.”

The Get Your Act Together programme sessions will start on Monday, January 13 following the launch

For more information and to sign up, please call us on 0113 244 2773 or email enquiries@clothcatleeds.org.uk

You can find a timetable of activities on our Projects page: https://clothcatleeds.org.uk/projects/get-your-act-together/

A Film about our fundraising Instrumental Night

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